2020-01-08 - Rejoice
The fourth day following the celebration of Christmas is the day we celebrate our adopted pup’s birthday. She turned four this year. As my husband gave her a rawhide chew roll of medium size, she showed how she rejoices two-fold - her tail of more than a foot long with the very tip of it gently flickering like the flame of a candle. It was as if she were saving the strength, which has accidentally cleared off tables and banged on walls with strength clearly capable of puncturing holes, should she have clear intent, for the enjoyment of sinking her teeth into her birthday present. This was her way of rejoicing over her gift - humble acknowledgement followed by acceptance. I truly wish, sometimes, that I could channel Melody’s manner of rejoicing with impeccable humility and purposeful use of energy.
Do you rejoice over the gifts God has given you? Do you show others the humility that reminds God you appreciate the part he has given you in his plan? Do you purposefully use the energy he gives you for his glory? Can others tell there is something unique about you that goes beyond the here and now? Melody shows me how to be gentle, although she has amazing physical strength. Strength can be shown in many ways such as humility, which gives others proof we are trying to reach them and not just cower over them with a sanctimonious display. Part of our acceptance and desire of doing God’s will is showing that humble gentleness to all, because when the Lord is in our hearts, he will know if we are truly grateful. Not only is he returning soon, but he knows what is in our hearts now. Rejoice. Help others rejoice.
Psalm 5:155 (KJV) But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee
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